James N.B. Sine, III

James N.B. Sine, III, 70, of Rehoboth, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital.

He was the husband of Paula M. (Watson) Sine, to whom he was married for 39 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James N.B. Sine, Jr., and Lois (Russell) Sine.

James was the owner and operator of Sine Plumbing and Heating Company in East Providence. He was also a plumbing inspector for Seekonk, Rehoboth, and Dighton. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved boating, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling and was also a member of the Rumford Hunting and Fishing Club. He had a passion for music and loved singing and playing the guitar. James enjoyed going to Block Island with his family every summer. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Brooke Van Fossan and her husband Noah of North Carolina and Courtney Sine of Rehoboth, two sons, Joshua Sine and his wife Lisa of Rehoboth and James N.B. Sine, IV. and his wife Vanessa of Rehoboth, five grandchildren, Connor and Reid Van Fossan, Abigail and Jacob Sine, and James N.B. Sine, V, one sister, Jo-Ann Sine-Calise, and one brother, Jeffrey Sine.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. John Conte for the care he gave James and the friendship they formed over the years. We also would like to thank Larry Aubin for being there for our family in our most difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, from 5-8 in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard Avenue, Providence. For a live stream of the funeral service, click here. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 260 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeks, Kansas 66675-8516.


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Carolyn wood from Rumford , RI wrote on May 5, 2021 at 12:08 pm
My deepest condolences to all the family. As a client of Jim’s company, I enjoyed many conversations with him. To my fiend Joanne Sine-Calise, and her family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
John Meola from Richmond VA wrote on May 4, 2021 at 6:17 pm
My deep condolences to the family. We were classmates in Jr. and Senior High. Jimmy Sine was a character, even back then in our early to middle teens. We all formed bonds of friendship based on how 'cool' you were, how you fit in with the group, who you were dating, what sport you were playing, how many antics you could pull off in gym class, the locker room, it was a mash of character and personality. Jimmy was one of our loose posse of kids who basically showed up in school every day. Learning anything was kind f borderline optional. Jimmy had a wicked sense of humor as I recall. I'm sorry to learn he passed. His memory endures in the long years past. I wish him restful peace and Grace of Eternity. Sincerely, John Meola Class of 68
Harold Jr Chenevert from Bristol wrote on April 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him in the town hall, Seekonk. Great guy. Always pleasant to work with. He was also our plumber. My deepest condolences during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with the family.
Butch Mosteiro from Fall River wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:52 pm
To the family of James Sine, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He was a really great guy, and he will be missed. I had a great conversation with him about 3 weeks ago and was shocked to hear the sad news of his passing. God bless him and his family.
Tony Mazzeo from Seekonk ma wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:44 pm
So sorry hearing of the passing of Jim he was a special person. One that treated every one with respect . After talking to Jim I all ways left with a smile on my face.
Robert Mazzeo from Barrington. R.I. wrote on April 26, 2021 at 5:13 pm
Condolences from old friend. Sorry to hear of passing. It’s always too early. May you Rest In Peace. You were a great Sportsman.
Jack Hutson from Rehoboth wrote on April 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm
To Paula, Jimmy, Josh, Brooke and Courtney, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great friend for so many years. I’ll miss our Friday afternoon calls where we solved so many world issues. You will be remembered and missed by all who knew you. Rest in peace Jim.
kathy amaral from rehoiboth, ma wrote on April 26, 2021 at 8:37 am
Paula, Jimmy, and family. I am so very sorry for all of you. Jim was my bud and when he called for his inspections on Tuesday and Thursday we had some serious conversations and some funny ones. Will miss hearing his voice. I will pray for all of you to keep strong and to never forget the good times. Love Kathy
Timothy from Cutler wrote on April 26, 2021 at 6:03 am
Jimmy & Josh I’m so sorry to hear about your dads passing. He always had a smile on his face and made the world a better place. I’m going to miss him. Please reach out if you need anything. Tim & Lisa Cutler Attleboro, MA
Susan Trautman from Raynham, Ma wrote on April 25, 2021 at 7:28 pm
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Joanne’s brother. I know how close they were. My heart goes out to you all.
Mark & Mary from Dighton wrote on April 25, 2021 at 6:19 pm
Paula and family we go back so many years and have so many special memories of you and Jim, Norman, and Jeff. We had so much fun together and will cherish our time that we had with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paula we are here for you if you need anything. Wish we could be there.
Crystal Veras from Seekonk wrote on April 25, 2021 at 10:57 am
To Josh and Family-Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.
Steve Gianlorenzo from East Providence wrote on April 25, 2021 at 9:43 am
To the Sine Family,So sorry for your loss,He was always a gentleman and always had a smile. May he R.I.P.& God Bless
Richard & Ginny Miranda from Seekonk wrote on April 25, 2021 at 8:21 am
Jim to u & your family sorry for the loss of your father ! God Bless!!
Ed and Kim Grace from Seekonk wrote on April 25, 2021 at 8:20 am
Eddie and I are very sorry for your loss. Please accept out sincere sympathy. Your family will be in our thoughts.
Sister Sheila from Riverside, RI wrote on April 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm
So sorry, Jo-Anne. God’s peace and consolation be yours during this time of tremendous loss.
Therese Quigley from Warwick wrote on April 24, 2021 at 7:38 pm
JoAnn, I am so sorry for your loss! Keep his loved ones close and hold onto all your happy memories!
The Stupak Family from New York wrote on April 24, 2021 at 7:07 pm
To Paula, Brooke and family, We send love, peace and comfort to you all in these difficult times. Wishing that we could be there to embrace and reminisce with you. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Lauren (Smiley), Alex, Jaxon and Parker Stupak
Mark Moura from Barrington wrote on April 24, 2021 at 4:51 pm
josh, so sorry to hear about your father, a great guy that will be missed. you and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers Mark
Dennis and Patricia Carey from Rehoboth/ Fort Myers wrote on April 24, 2021 at 7:41 am
To Paula and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. We was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many.